Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy New Year - Welcome 2009 in style!

The last part of 2008 has been a rocky road for me -- with crazy things like credit card fraud while the card was still in my wallet, lost luggage for 36 hours with my laptop battery in it, a flat tire on one of the busiest days of my life, numb hands that don't work without electrodes
zapping them, crashed computer (that one was totally my fault for plugging in a wrong cable! GGRR!), virus on a loaner-computer, leaky water heater which left me with no hot water for 5 days and showering at the community pool, book deadline in the next 50 days -- and trying to teach for Rockbridge Seminary and sit on a 2-day Jury Selection process while physically and emotionally helping my son's family move to Colorado and my daughter move to a neighboring county in CA.
But...what I learned during this odd season is that as I was tempted to throw a pity party, all I had to do was to ask others how they were doing to have my eyes really opened! I was so often
humbled by really tough situations in other's lives. For example, two friends lost their houses this week; another friend's husband is today having tests for possible colon cancer; and another friend's husband lost his job.
May I urge you during this New Year to be like Christ who cared deeply about the trials of others. Take the time to ask the all-important question: Do you have any prayer requests!? You will be forever blessed by asking the question and then praying for others. BTW, I often ask a waitress/waiter serving a meal: "We are about to offer thanks for this meal you have served us. Is there any prayer request we can include for you?"
But, if you try that, I must warn you to brace yourself. The last time I asked a waitress that question, she said to us: "Yes, please pray for my twin infant boys who were just born a few days ago and have to stay in the hospital for three more weeks. I'm really worried about them."
People are hurting. OFFER TO PRAY FOR THEM! You will make the birth, life, and death of Jesus more tangible for them and for yourself. May 2009 bring God's best for you and your family! And, may the prayers you offer on behalf of others change your life forever.
Katie Brazelton
Life Purpose Coaching Centers International®

Monday, November 10, 2008



Autographed Copies of Books!!

With 1 Dozen Books (minimum order), get...

  • All books autographed
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Pathway to Purpose for Women Personal Journal - Only 2 copies available!

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Pathway to Purpose for Women Audio CD - Only 5 copies available!
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Character Makeover: 40 Days with a Life Coach to Create the Best You - Only 4 copies!
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Conversations on Purpose for Women - 24 copies available
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Also available: EZ-Forms for Coaches and Clients to do long-distance with electronic templates
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Praying for Purpose for Women - 28 copies available
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Also available: 2 copies Chinese; 3 copies Portuguese

Pathway to Purpose for Women - 36 copies available
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Daily Seeds for Women Who Walk in Faith (Moody Radio) - 1 Devotional by Katie Brazelton
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Conversations on Purpose: For Men
10 Appointments that Will Help You Discover God's Plan for Your Life



Sunday, August 24, 2008

My second grandson has been born!

My grandson was born. Everybody is healthy and napping -- and I mean EVERYBODY!

Born 12:46am Sunday in the middle of night

Easy delivery (Julie says!)

7 lbs + 21 inches

Alert and happy baby.

Thanks for your prayers and wishes of health.

I wanted to share my joy with you. I’m so excited,

Katie (Grammie)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Would you like to comment: on "Effective Coaching" and/or pray with us?

E-Coaching Tips
August 08

This Month's Coaching Focus:
Key Behaviors and Skills for Effective Coaching

Life Purpose Coaching Centers International® teaches its Life Purpose Coach® students to operate from the following guidelines of key behaviors and skills that define today's coaching environment and create a solid foundation for effective coaching. We believe in and urge you to adopt similar practices when coaching, mentoring, and/or discipling others:

Meeting ethical guidelines and professional standards
Establishing a Coaching Agreement
Establishing trust and intimacy with the client
Being fully present for the client
Listening actively
Asking powerful questions
Communicating directly
Creating awareness
Designing action steps
Planning and goal-setting
Managing progress and accountability

These 11 principles are in agreement with the standards of the International Coach Federation.

Friends, my heart is heavy with prayer requests that some of our Coaches have shared with me in telephone conversations and via emails during the past two months. I want to generically mention these to you, so you can know how to pray for us - as you better understand that Life Purpose Coaching Centers International® is more than an organization. We are family!

Our Coach's Prayer Requests:

Quadriplegic daughter
Double Mastectomy (2 Coaches)
Mortgage just increased $1000
Laid off from day job
Parents with terminal illness (3 Coaches)
Grief over having to turn off her sister's Life Support
Spouse's affair
Pregnant teen
Numbness in extremities
Thunderstorm destroyed computers/printer
Longing to be in full-time ministry with spouse
Teen suspended from a Christian College for drug use
Fear of giving a speech
Fear of taking the next step in ministry
Recession impact on family business
Alcoholic sister
West Nile Virus scare
Africa Visa approval to attend Laguna training
Indonesia travel arrangements to attend the training

My Personal Prayer Requests this Month:

Healing from two back surgeries (Jan and June 08)
My dad's two cancer surgeries this summer
Hard Drive crash last week
New book deadline on January 1, 2009
New website development (with bells and whistles)
Radio Show or at least a Radio Blog
International Coach Federation (ICF) Application
Thanks for supporting us in prayer this month,

Katie Brazelton
Founder, Life Purpose Coaching Centers International®

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Do you agree with Dr. Gary Collins about "How to Evaluate Your Vision"?!

Let me know what you think of this list?!


Each vision is unique, but clear, God-given visions will have these similar characteristics:

Consistent with Scripture. No vision from God will violate any biblical teaching. Every vision for an individual or organization is consistent with God's plans as recorded in God's Word.

Consistent with your spiritual gifts, values, and passion.

Worthwhile. God-given visions are worth living for, sacrificing for, committing to, and maybe even worth dying for.

Clear and concise. They are easy to understand, remember, and communicate.

Characterized by high ideals. Every good vision must include commitment to excellence, integrity, respect for people, and similar values.

Ambitious. The best visions will guide, often amaze, and move people forward toward something much better than the status quo.

Scary. God-given visions can be life-changing, pulling us out of our comfort zones, instilling awe, stretching us beyond what we may see as our limits.

Unique. Does your vision really reflect who you are? If people who know you well are surprised by your vision, you probably don't have the right vision. And if your vision is the same as everyone else's vision, something is wrong.

Compelling. Visions feel right. They excite, motivate, and generate enthusiasm. The more you reflect on the vision the more you are convinced that this is what you have to do. If your vision brings a "ho-hum" response from others, something is wrong. If it doesn't inspire you, forget it. Visions that don't inspire aren't God-given visions.

Gary Collins, Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality: Christian Coaching. (NavPress, 2001): 126. [Dr. Collins is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of more than 50 books.]

Sunday, June 08, 2008

LPCCI has incredible news to share this summer!

Thank you so much to those of you who prayed us through the enormous 9-month (5-dozen reams of paper!) project to become an authorized provider of Continuing Education Units for the International Association of Continuing Education Training.

These words below were sweet to our ears in late-May: "Congratulations, your application to become an IACET Authorized Provider has been approved by the Commission."

We want to pause and thank God for this enormous blessing - that we will be able to reach nurses, social workers, counselors, therapists, teachers, ministers, etc., as they help people discover and fulfill God's plan for their lives. What a humbling honor to impact lives in this way. It is a very historic moment for our ministry to open our IACET Division with the addition of our Dean of Acadmic Affairs, Kathryn McColskey, Ph.D., and our Registrar, Susan Singleton, JD. In addition, we are thrilled to announce that our first applicant was a female Methodist Minister!

If you know of any groups who typically need CEU's related to our curriculum, please email us about how we might be able to spread the word with them.

Hope you enjoy the June '08 E-Coaching Tips below.

Join us Sept 08 in Laguna Beach, CA for our Life Purpose Facilitator Training!

May God's abundance be evident to you this summer!

Katie Brazelton
Founder, Life Purpose Coaching Centers Intl®

Check out our Character Makeover BLOG on the left Nav Bar of our homepage.


Ask your client or friend these leading questions and see where the conversation goes! We guarantee it will go deep and rich fast, so make sure you pray before you begin. And, remember to listen carefully.

What's right with your life?

What's wrong?

What's missing?

What are you afraid of?

Where's your leverage?
(i.e., time, money, passion, energy, ability, credentials, network, platform, spiritual giftedness, self-discipline, proven track record, support system, Hebrews 11 faith, etc.)

What's confusing?

What are you passionate about?

Sunday, May 04, 2008

This Month's Coaching Focus: When to Say Yes to a Ministry

This Month's Coaching Focus:
When to Say Yes to a Ministry

Because each one of us is already over-committed, it is very important that we set healthy boundaries for ourselves in ministry. Of course, we say yes to short-term ministry obligations when there is a great need, but these tips are targeted at long-term ministry commitments. These are the types of tips a Life Purpose Coach® would use with you:

Say yes when...

1. You have done an honest appraisal of the time commitment.
2. Your skills/talents/abilities match the task.
3. You will be operating in your spiritual giftedness.
4. You know that it is the correct season of your life to serve in this capacity.
5. You have pure motives for serving in this area.
6. You have been affirmed by other mature Christians.
7. You will have a support system.
8. You have some semblance of balance in your life.
9. You believe there will be noticeable fruit of changed lives.
10. You know that the ministry's methodogy works or can be tweaked.
11. You can surrender it all to God.
12. You sense that you "can't not" do it.
13. You have prayerfully sought God's will and have a green light to proceed.

vs. Opportunity knocks and you walk through the door out of guilt, duty, or an impure motive!

BLOG with me on this topic! TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!

God bless,

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

International Association of Continuing Education Training

Please join us at LPCCI in praying continuously for our Site Visit from IACET (International Association of Continuing Education Training) on May 15, 2008. This would allow us to offer Continuing Education Units to counselors, social workers, probation officers, nurses, teachers, etc., who will often (not always, but often) be able to use the Life Purpose Coach curriculum with their clients, patients, and students. Our initial (3"!) application was accepted with minor queries, so this would be the last step we would need to take in this 6-7 month process. PLEASE STORM THE HEAVENS FOR US! This could be life-changing for so many.

If you have any experience with any type of accreditation board and have any advice for us (or just want to bless us with prayer!), I'd love to hear from you in this BLOG.

Monday, February 25, 2008

So, I'm reading this new book that I can't put down!

Was still trying to figure out why I am such a terrible BLOGGER, when my son gives me this incredible book, BLOG: Understanding the Information Reformation That's Changing Your World (Nelson Books) by a great Christian author, Hugh Hewitt, who is a New York Times Best-selling author. It's fascinating! Has anybody read it? I'd love to hear from you. If you have a ministry, I'd highly recommend it. HAPPY LEAP YEAR DAY ON FEB 29TH!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER: Katie is Celebrating 20 Years in Ministry!


February 2008
Special 20th Anniversary Edition

Celebrating 20 Years
in Ministry!


"Oh taste and see that the Lord, our God, is good!"
- Psalm 34:8

Welcome to this special anniversary edition of our newsletter. My heart resounds with the psalmist's words! It has been 20 years now that I have followed my own life purpose, dedicated to helping others discover their life purpose. I have learned from the giants on whose shoulders we stand, have linked arms with my contemporaries, and have mentored countless clients, students, and friends, as they too, help others discover their life purpose.

To give you a little glimpse of the some of those years, I dug up some old photos. I got a good chuckle that some of them are a few hairstyles ago -- but hope you enjoy them!

Well, that was the past, and this is now. And, because this is National Coaching Week (Feb 3-9), this newsletter will fill you in on what I am doing right now; my coaching services, on-line book studies, the facilitation of 2-day life plans in my home, Life Purpose Coach tele-training classes...and more! I'm looking forward to serving you in 2008!

This past week, my son Andy told me I needed to "lighten up" my blog. Imagine! Here's my problem...I'm not quite sure how to do it...and I need your help! Will you meet me at my blog this week...I am looking forward to chatting with you there!

Thank you for taking a few moments to celebrate the past 20 years with me. God IS good!

God bless you,
Katie Brazelton
Founder, Life Purpose Coaching Centers International®
BLOG with Katie

Rare Coaching Opps with Katie
I am really excited to let you know that I am offering (for the first time in a long time due to previous scheduling conflicts!) both group and individual coaching on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group Coaching: 5-Month Program!

(April-August '08)

Includes homework assignments for:
• Monthly tele-conference group call with me
• Monthly private call with me
• Monthly call with peer-coaching group partner
• Optional 1-day group retreat (9am-7pm. Materials provided. Hotel/food not included) in SO CA (or 2 extra private calls with me)

Private, Individual Coaching

Your choice of topic to discuss:
Life Purpose, Character Makeover, or "Getting Published."

Each month includes three, 45 minute telephone sessions with me

Email today:
for more your registration form and/or complete details!

20 YEARS IN MINISTRY: 1988-2008

1988 - Took spiritual pilgrimage to Calcutta, India
- Talked with Mother Teresa about joy and purpose
- Began writing Pathway to Purpose series

1989 - Visited Nobel Peace Laureate in Belfast, Ireland

1995 - Founded Mentors, Inc
- Was 1st woman in the world to become a Cerfied Life Plan Faciltator

1997 - Invited to work for Pastor Rick Warren on Saddleback Church Staff

2001 - Invited to become a Licensed Minister at Saddleback

2002 - Preached in Kenya on the topic of Life Purpose

2005 - Published 4 books & audio CD in Pathway series
- Founded Life Purpose Coaching Centers International®

2007 - Published Character Makeover. Check out audio chapters on website!

2008 - Writing 6th book, "A Plan of a Lifetime"
- Have ministry expansion plans to grow from 7 countries to 14 this year. PRAY WITH US!

Character Makeover
Group Book Study

Is your Small Group looking to "switch things up" a bit? Well, here's an idea for you. Why not join me for an 8-week Character Makeover Group Book Study via tele-chat?

And if you don't belong to a Small Group, then grab a few of your girlfriends to go on this 8-week adventure with you. Each tele-session with me is 35-minutes, and once you are off the conference call, you can continue your discussion with your Small Group.

For registration forms and /or complete details,
just email:
and be sure to put "Character Makeover Group Book Study" in the subject line!

And don't forget...there are some great Character Makeover tools on my website. Check them out here...

Spring/Summer Tele-Class Training Dates

Level One and Two
• NEW! April 08 - Coed Level One: Basic Life Purpose Coach®
• NEW! May 08 - Coed Level Two: Advanced Coaching and Business/Marketing

Level Three
• Repeat: March 08 - Coed Level Three: Basic Life Purpose Facilitator
• Repeat: June 08 - Coed Level Three: Basic Life Purpose Facilitator

Level Four
• NEW! July 08 - Coed Level Four: Advanced Life Purpose Facilitator

Level Five
• NEW! August 08 - Women's Level Five: Instructor Certification for Levels 1 & 2 only. By Founder invitation for a limited number.

Book Your Private, Individual, Life Plan with Katie Today!
Without a doubt, one of the favorite parts of my ministry has been facilitating women's Life Plans. To walk through such a Holy Spirit-guided process with women from all over the world has truly been a privilege since 1995.

To book your 2-day private, individual Life Plan with me in my home, or to get more details, email me at:

February's Group Chat with Katie!
Do you wonder what the group chat is all about? Well, it's an opportunity to gather on a tele-conference call and ask me questions about Life Purpose Coaching, about the training, about becoming a Life Plan Facilitator, or any other question you may have about LPCCI or me personally.

If you are interested in joining me on February's Group Chat, email Linda for the dates and for a tele-conference call-in number and password. Talk to you then.


Session with Katie

For the month of February, I would be honored to do a FREE 15-minute, individual, Character Makeover Laser Coaching Session for five (5!) women who respond with the best answer to this offer.

All you have to do is send an email to with "FREE Character Makeover Laser Coaching with Katie as She Celebrates 20 Years in Ministry" in the Subject Line. Then, in the body of the email, note your city/state/country, your age, your current/future ministry dream, and answer this question:

"Why do you think you should receive a free coaching session at this time?"

I pray that this character-rejuvenating experience will inspire you to live out
God's unique purpose for your life.

Offer Expires: February 29, 2008
Katie Brazelton | P.O.Box 80550 | Rancho Santa Margarita | CA | 92688

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My son Andy keeps telling me to lighten up this BLOG!

Okay, what am I supposed to ask to lighten it up: DID YOU SHAVE YOUR LEGS TODAY?

Well, I just can't do it!!!! Somebody jump in here and help me with a great question that women will want to answer -- before I make a fool of myself.

Andy has a fabulous BLOG -- check it out to get ideas for a more happy/joyful tone:

I'll take all the help I can get in this cyberspace world.

Thanks in advance!